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Space Skilling Saturday 215 (At Arkadia III)

Start Location:- Arkadia Space Station.
Time:- 1856 MA.
Present:- Nocturaline, Ntina, Phil, Wolta and Myself.
Team name:- Sleepyheads – Evening Beautiful

I arrive with plenty of time, I was intending to do something on the surface first but that would have left me little time to prepare so it had to wait. There is a delay while I make coffee.

Wolta takes us to the training grounds and we encounter the Horrors at 1858.

Wolta’s hour:- Varyag spotted at 1905. Ntina joins at 1940. Only 1.71% in Captain skill.
Kills: 14 + 16

Cee’s hour:- During the first session an 883 PED HoF from a Cosmic Horror Provider. Obviously the loot was good, it would have been nice to have had a few more Horrors and skills seemed a bit slow.
Kills: 21 + 20

Nocturaline’s hour:- Ntina reports a cheeseburger is ready! Less than 1% gained on Captain skill for Nocturaline.
Kills: 22 + 18

Nocturaline takes us back to Arkadia Space Station on the way Pathfinder XVIII is spotted, flying a red triangle but with no title.

I decide that when we HoF I should share something with the crew, to be going on with it will be for each person 1 x RK-20 or 2 x RK-5s. Nocturaline and Phil elect to give theirs to Ntina, so Ntina receives 6 x RK-5s, Wolta takes an RK-20.

This week’s stats.
Kill total – 111
Balance – Gain of 816 of PED
Return – 347% (exactly)

Next week we move on to Next Island, the plan is for Wolta to warp us away from Arkadia at the beginning of the session. I will also be able to change the team name now that’s is mysterious purpose has been served.


Space Skilling Saturday 213 (At Arkadia I)

Start Location:- Arkadia Space Station.
Time:- 1857 MA.
Present: Nocturaline, Ntina, Phil, Wolta and Myself.
Team name:- Sleepyheads – Evening Beautiful

Arriving in time I make the team, get aboard and summon Wolta, we chat until Nocturaline and Phil arrive.

Wolta takes us to the training grounds and we encounter the Horrors at 1901.

Wolta’s hour:- Wolta reports bad skill gain with only a 2.03% gain in Captain skill.
Kills: 11 + 14

Cee’s hour:- Ntina joins at 2015. Kronan spotted. First session at guns delayed by a Welding Wire trade between crew members and then interrupted by Nocturaline’s RK failing. Skills seemed low, loot seemed low, mob density was quite nice.
Kills: 27 + 17

Nocturaline’s hour:- Kronan spotted. During the second session at the guns Nocturaline had to leave the pilot seat to assist in Engineering. Nocturaline reports good mob density and skill gains with a 1.49% gain in Captain skill.
Kills: 24 + 27

Nocturaline returns us to Arkadia Space Station. During the 3 hours it tried to global twice.

This week’s stats.
Kill total – 110
Balance – Loss of 20 PED
Return – 94%

Space Skilling Saturday 80 (Why has loot become so poor?)

Location:- Rocktropian Space.
Time:- 1755 MA.
Present:- Wolta, Nocturaline, Phil and Myself.
Team name:- Sleepyheads are go. Fat chance!

Another early departure with Wolta at the helm. I let the team down somewhat as I had forgotten to round up the livestock and secure them for the night so I quickly did this before we arrived in the training zone. I returned shortly after the Horrors had been engaged.

Wolta reported that this week the ship was only notable, an odd bug this one. We were soon quite busy in Engineering so Wolta had clearly rounded up quite a few Horrors quite quickly. The first visit to the guns produced some dire loot, I could only hope it would improve. Wolta soon found more Horrors and it was not long until had to kill these. I told Wolta which seat I was in as is customary but chat lag meant we sat there doing nothing for a good 20 seconds, it is becoming a problem, I hope one that is soon fixed. Once again loot was poor. After this Wolta gained level 15 Captain, gratz to her. Before another trip to the guns and guess what, loot sucked.

I had the next hour at the helm and tried various locations in the search for loot, I didn’t find any, skill gains were not bad but I’m thinking next week I might save myself 3 hours and just write MA a cheque.

Nocturaline took the 3rd hour and soon reported that there were many Horrors in the vicinity. We were kept very busy Engineering at almost all times. Again the loot sucked, I did see a small Horror mentioned in global spam but sadly it was not I who killed it.

Hunting loss for the night was -182 PED.

From the desk of
Chela Bias.

Space Skilling Saturday 73 (A late siesta for the ladies).

Location:- Galactica Memorial.
Time:- 1145 MA.
Present:- Wolta, Nocturaline, Phil and Myself.
Team name:- Sleepyheads no siesta today

A much earlier start than is usual, my fault, my daughter plans to visit in the evening and I have not seen her in too long. So yesterday I rearranged Space Skilling Saturday with Wolta and Nocturaline, the alternative was for me to miss it altogether.

With Wolta at the helm we left Monria and headed to the nearest zone (Galactica Memorial), the first mob was encountered at 1206 so that’s when Wolta’s hour began. At the beginning there were very few mobs available as was evident by the lack of damage noticed in Engineering, none of us needed to use our RK-20s. After about 20 minutes things improved, Wolta reported she had increased he z coordinate (Galactica Memorial is somewhat higher than other areas). During Wolta’s command I visited the turrets 3 times, loot was some what lacking but I did notice the mob levels were quite high with a couple of alpha Cosmic Horrors in the mix. At the end of her session Wolta reported that she had gained about 5% in Captain and had finished her wine, I was not sure if she meant glass, bottle, crate or vat.

Nocturaline took the helm next, clearly she found many more Horrors as the damage being taken was considerable and at times we struggled in engineering to maintain the ships integrity. In the first of four visits to a turret we managed a 72PED global and during the second visit a couple of loots in access of 20PED, I was optimistic of profit but that turned out to be foolish. Nocturaline reported a gain of about 6% in Captain, with the additional Horrors and damage taken that is no surprise.

I took the final session, I found it quite had to find more Horrors after the initial few and wasted some time looking for them but it turned out OK in the end. I had 3 visits to the turrets, the second of which was quite difficult as I had collected quite a large stack. Little loot was taken during my hour. It looks like I managed about 7% in Captain but that seems improbable I may have made an error here.

At the end of my session I headed to Rocktropia Space Station at sub-warp, a journey of about 40-45 minutes, while I did so the ladies had their much needed siesta. I saw no other active vessel during the journey.


A big thank you to both Wolta and Nocturaline for rearranging their weekends so that I can see my daughter.

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